Our Sufficiency in Christ
Pure Christianity needs no embellishment whatsoever. We find complete sufficiency in Christ and His provision for our needs.
But too many Christians have bought into the notion that Christ and the Word are not adequate to meet our needs; today’s world is too “complex” for that (as if Christians in the past didn’t face “complex” circumstances?) So they look elsewhere.
This failure to understand the sufficiency of Christ has opened the door to all sorts of worldly influences, causing many modern believers to mix biblical truths with seemingly helpful man-made methods such as mysticism and psychology. As a result, they wallow in a watered-down, pseudo-Christianity that has been drained of its vitality, effectiveness, and security.
Pastor John MacArthur exposes several ways in which Christians often displace their spiritual resources and explains how to avoid making the same error. It will give you a fresh awareness of how our God has truly made us “complete in Christ.”
Table of Contents
- Resurrecting an Old Heresy
- Treasure or Trash?
- Does God Need a Psychiatrist?
- Truth in a World of Theory
- Psychological Sanctification?
- Bible-Believing Doubters
- Religious Hedonism
- The Quest for Something More
- A Balance of Faith and Effort
- Spiritual Warfare: Who’s After Whom?
- Sufficient Grace
- Epilogue: Perfect Sufficiency
About the Author
John MacArthur is pastor-teacher at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California. He has served in that role since 1969. MacArthur is widely known for his careful expository preaching and candid application. John and his wife, Patricia, have four grown children and fourteen grandchildren.
He is heard on the radio program Grace to You, and its satellite offices in seven countries. In addition to producing daily radio programs for nearly 2,000 English and Spanish radio outlets worldwide, Grace to You distributes books, software, audiotapes, and CDs by John MacArthur.
John is president of The Master’s Seminary and has written hundreds of books and study guides, each one biblical and practical. Among his best-selling titles are The Gospel According to Jesus, Truth War, The Murder of Jesus, Charismatic Chaos, Twelve Ordinary Men, and Twelve Extraordinary Women.